Man suffers '˜life-threatening' injuries after car crash

AN ELDERLY pedestrian has suffered life-threatening injuries after a collision in Southsea, say police.

Sunday, 21st January 2018, 12:47 pm
Updated Sunday, 21st January 2018, 12:52 pm
Police

The incident happened at around 11am on Friday, January 19 outside the Salisbury Road Surgery in Salisbury Road.

The victim, a 95-year-old man from Southsea, was walking along the pavement pushing a walking frame, when he was in collision with a Volkswagen Passatt.

He suffered life threatening injuries and is currently at the Queen Alexandra Hospital in Cosham.

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Sergeant Mark Furse said: ‘I am appealing for anyone who witnessed this incident to come forward and speak to us. If you have any information, please call us on 101 quoting 44180024771.’

A 33-year-old man from Cleveland has been arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving, attempting to pervert the course of justice, failing to provide a specimen, and driving whilst unfit through drink or drugs.

He has been released from custody but remains under investigation.